“Look among the nations.” Here in Habakkuk 1:5, God begins to speak back to Habakkuk (see commentary on Hab. 1:2). The imperative verbs in Habakkuk 1:5 are plural, so they are meant for the entire nation of Israel, not just for Habakkuk. The entire nation of Judah is to pay attention to what God is doing. Their coming destruction is due to their continued sin and unwillingness to repent and obey God. The plural is hard to bring out in English.